Science Friday

Fridays 11am - 1pm
  • Hosted by Ira Flatow

For hundreds of thousands of national listeners, Science Friday is the weekly source  for news and entertaining stories about science. It started as a radio show, created in 1991 by host and executive producer Ira Flatow. Since then, it's grown into much more, including award-winning digital videos and original web content covering everything from octopus camouflage to cooking on Mars. SciFri is brain fun, for curious people.

Panels of expert guests join Science Friday's host Flatow, a veteran science journalist, to discuss science -- and to take questions from listeners during the call-in portion of the program.

The radio show is broadcast on KUNR Fridays 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. You can join the conversation by calling 1-844-724-8255 or tweeting your questions @scifri.
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Nazi's Shirt

Jul 22, 2016

Hanna Rosin has a story about Martin Greenfield, a tailor in Brooklyn who has dressed the last three presidents, and a host of celebrities – Donald Trump, Michael Jackson, Shaquille O'Neal. He learned how to sew when the SS put him to work in the tailor shop at Auschwitz, where he did an amazing thing. After he ripped the shirt of a Nazi officer, and took a beating for it, Martin decided to take the shirt for himself. No other prisoners had a shirt under their uniform but he kept his, throughout the rest of the war.

Shoes

Jul 22, 2016

A short comedic essay by contributor Colin Dwyer who proposes that maybe shoes are to blame, for pollution, climate change, violence, and all the other acts of human insensitivity. Because the moment we slipped a surface between ourselves and the ground, we lost our intimate connection with the earth.

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Jul 22, 2016
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Featured Music

Jul 22, 2016

Special thanks to musicians Kai Engel and Lee Rosevere, whose music was used under a Creative Commons attribution license.

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Jul 15, 2016
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Jul 15, 2016

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Jul 15, 2016
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Jul 8, 2016

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Jul 8, 2016
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Jul 8, 2016
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